Yvette Joy Liebesman, J.D.
Professor; Faculty Adviser for Intellectual Property Concentration
Copyright, Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Survey, Property, Trusts and Estates
B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1989
M.S., University of California, San Diego, 1991
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
- Copyright Law
- Intellectual Property
- Trademark Law
Her research interests focus on copyright and trademark law and their intersection with art, science and technology.
Publications and Media Placements
Liebesman is often interviewed and quoted in the press regarding current copyright
and trademark issues. Her recent media appearances include (among others) quotes to
the ABA Journal and CBS News over the Mike Tyson tattoo/Hangover Part II controversy,
as well as radio commentaries on the Supreme Court's ABC v. Aereo decision and the
cancellation of the Washington Redskins' federal trademark registration.
See Publication List
Honors and Awards
During law school, Liebesman received the ABA/BNA Excellence in Intellectual Property
Law Award (given to the student with the highest GPA in IP law), earned First Prize
in the 2006 ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Georgetown Law, and was the
recipient of the 2006 Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court Scholarship Award.
Her student note, “The Potential Effects of United States v. Councilman on the Confidentiality
of Attorney-Client E-mail Communications,” was cited by the dissent in the First Circuit's
en banc opinion of United States v. Councilman, which marked the first time that a
current Georgetown Law student's journal note had been cited in a United States Court
of Appeals decision.
In 2013, she was the recipient of the International Trademark Association's Ladas Award for writing excellence on the subject of trademarks and related matters, which is regarded as the top national award in trademark scholarship.
Community Work and Service
Yvette Joy Liebesman joined the SLU Law faculty in 2008. Immediately following law school, Liebesman clerked for the Honorable Helen E. Hoens of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, then practiced in the intellectual property transactional group at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, MA.